PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE MANY ENTERPRISE OFFERINGS!
The Enterprise offers the Douglas community a wide array of opportunities to attend events, promote their business and improve the community. Look through the below, or give us a call, to learn more.
Jackalope City Farmers Markets take place on Saturdays in August and September. Sign up today!
You’ll find more than your veggies at the Jackalope Square Farmers Market. There are baked goods, creations, self-care products and more. If you would like to be a vendor, fill out the below application.
Apply for a FACADE GRANT
As individual businesses improve, so too does our community as a whole. The Enterprise manages a special matching funds grant to help business owners improve their storefront, the first impression visiting customers get of your store or business. Download the application for more information.
Participate in DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT
Each October, downtown Douglas business owners invite the community’s children to visit them for trick-or-treating. Participating businesses post a special sheet in their window to let trick-or-treaters know they’re welcome. The Enterprise team also creates an online Google map that participants can follow so please let them know if you’re planning to post the sheet. Stay tuned for 2023 details!
Enter the SCARECROW CONTEST
Each October, Douglas hosts a scarecrow contest. Check back for 2023 dates and details.
Enter the FIRE ON MAIN STREET CHILI COOK-OFF
Get out your best chili recipe! November 19, in conjunction with Cowboy Christmas, Main Street Douglas will host the Fire on Main Street Chili Cook-Off. Proceeds from the event support downtown Douglas projects and activities. If you’re not a chef, consider coming and sampling the year’s entries. Stay tuned for entry details.
Christmas at the Depot
On Saturday, Dec. 3 (always the first Saturday in December) we will be celebrating Christmas at the Depot with the reading of The Polar Express, cookies and cocoa. Santa and the Polar Express train engineer, have been known to attend this festive event. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited. Check back for show times and ticket details.
Enter the Platte River Photography Show or attend the workshop
Each winter The Enterprise hosts the Platte River Photography Show, highlighting the work of area photographers. In more recent years, a photography workshop has been added. Attendees have an opportunity to learn from fellow artists and fine-tune their skills.
ENTRY DEADLINE: February 25, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 3rd • 6 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: March 4th-5th
2023 Show on display at Eastern Wyoming College’s Douglas Campus.
Check back for entry forms.
Polish up your photography skills at the Platte River Photography Workshop. Leading photographers from across the area will be sharing their tips and tricks. Classes are approximately 90 minutes each and take place at Eastern Wyoming College’s Douglas Campus. Check back for registration details.
Nominate outstanding community members and make plans to attend the Community Awards Banquet
Each spring The Enterprise hosts the annual community awards banquet. There are people who simply make our community a better place to live. The annual banquet is a chance to recognize those individuals and tell them thank you.
Next awards banquet coming Spring of 2023…check back for details.
JACKALOPE DAYS 2023
Each June, the Douglas Community comes together to celebrate Jackalope Days. Jack and Hare-iette, Douglas’ famous characters are sure to join in the festivities. Stay tuned as we post schedules, but know there will be Railroad Day activities, fun in Jackalope Square, a car show, a street dance, and SO MUCH MORE!
Check back for 2023 event details as they become available.
Fourth of July
See you again in 2023 in Douglas’ beautiful Washington Park! Stay tuned for next year’s event details.